Morphine

Morphine #66
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Known on the street as Miss Emma, Morphine is a potent opiate painkiller whose addictive qualities are less than ladylike. With one shot, you'll be taken on a high-speed trip to your happy place, a pleasant destination where your leg is in one piece and your face is no longer mangled beyond repair.
Effect
Reduces hospital by 70 mins and restores 15% life. Increases medical cooldown by 20 mins.
Type
Medical
Buy Price
$20,000
Sell Price
$10,000

Morphine (commonly shortened to "Morph" by players) is a Medical item that can be purchased from and sold to the Pharmacy.

The Morphine was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. [1]

Unlike Blood Bags, Morphine can be used by any player to reduce Hospital time and restore % of life.

Obtaining

Morphine is primarily obtained by opening Boxes of Medical Supplies, which have a 25% chance to give 20 Morphines. [2] It can also be purchased at the Pharmacy, found through city finds, given as a mystery gift from the Wheel of Mediocrity, be obtained through the use of a Christmas Cracker, [3] be obtained from the Medical job special to steal Morphine for seven Medical Points once a player reaches the rank of GP, and be traded between players.

The Morphine can be found as a result of the following crimes:

Search For Cash:

  • "Search the Beach" (quantity two)
  • "Search the Cemetery" (quantity two)
  • "Search the Fountain" (quantity one - two)

Shoplifting:

  • "Jewelry Store" (quantity between one - three)

Pickpocketing:

  • "Classy Lady" (quantity two)
  • "Jogger" (quantity two)
  • "Junkie" (quantity one)

Burglary:

  • "Advertising Agency" (quantity one)
  • "Bungalow" (quantity one)
  • "Chiropractor" (quantity three)
  • "Dentists Office" (quantity four)
  • "Farmhouse" (quantity four)
  • "Recruitment Agency" (quantity one)

Morphines can be found as part of the following Crime unique results one time per player: Search For Cash:

  • Ten Morphine can be found as a unique result for the "Search the Trash" subcrime when player has a Search For Cash skill level of 25 or above.

Graffiti:

  • Six Morphine can be found as a unique result for the "East Side" subcrime when player has reached at least reputation 4 in the East Side.
  • Four Morphine can be found as a unique result for the "Red-Light District" subcrime when player has reached at least reputation 2 in the Red-Light District.

Pickpocketing:

Morphine can also be purchased from the Mission reward shop in varying quantities.

Morphine at Mission reward shop [4]
Quantity Cost Special Offers
25 ~117-149 Mission reward credits ~70 Mission reward credits
50 ~196-263 Mission reward credits ~164-174 Mission reward credits
100 ~355-478 Mission reward credits ?? Mission reward credits

Usage

Using Morphine will increase a player's Life by 15% of its maximum, increase medical cooldown by 20 minutes and reduce Hospital time by 70 minutes if a player is in the hospital. While Morphine's life gain and hospital reduction are inferior to Blood Bags, Morphine has the benefit of being usable by anyone.

Perks

If a player has all medical item effectiveness perks, a Morphine will remove 105 minutes of hospital time and restore 22.5% of life.

The Fortitude branch of Faction upgrades consists of 15 upgrades for medical item effectiveness, increasing in 2% increments to achieve a total of 30% effectiveness.

Completing BIO2360: Intermediate Biochemistry and BIO2360: Advanced Biochemistry courses in Education each provides a 10% boost to medical item effectiveness, reaching a total of 20% effectiveness.

Related Awards

Morphine related Awards
Image Name Requirements
559177183.png Magical Veins Use 5,000 medical items
RMRHwjI.png * I'm A Real Doctor Steal 500 medical items

* This honor was retired and replaced with the "Intern" honor bar on 15 September 2020. [5]

Historical Notes

At release, Morphine took 100 minutes off a players hospital time but did not restore any life and had no cooldown. [6] Medical cooldown was added in a 2012 update [7], the Medical 2.0 update in 2015 gave Morphine the ability to restore life, [8] and the Medical Revamp 2021 changed the hospital time removal to 70 minutes. [9]

Prior to the release of Blood Bags in the Medical 2.0 update, Morphine was the strongest Medical item outside of Opium, and along with Revives was the most commonly used method of getting out of the Hospital.

Morphine was originally only obtainable through city finds and the Medical job special, and its price (along with the price of the First Aid Kit and Small First Aid Kit) steadily increased in the early years of the game until the Box of Medical Supplies was added in 2008.

Players were able to buy items from Bazaars while in Jail or Hospital for the first few years after the Bazaar's release, which lead to Bazaar owners marketing overpriced Morphine and other medical items to players stuck in the Hospital. This lead to Bazaars no longer being accessible while in the Hospital.

Image History

Morphine Image History
Years Used Image
2006 to July 2012 [10] s7e0we4.png
July 2012 to present [11] KepiCq2.jpg

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

Trivia

With an ID of 66, the Morphine was the first Medical item added to the game's code.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #

References

  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Medical Items Exhibit (With Citations) (30/05/23)
  2. Damster, Box of meds %s (31/05/23)
  3. Torn Docs, Christmas Cracker Testing (30/05/23)
  4. Torn Docs, Mission credits store (26/05/23)
  5. Chedburn, Patch list #159 : 15/09/2020 (15/09/20)
  6. TCbasic, Hospital (24/07/10)
  7. Chedburn, Update: Medical item cooldown (03/09/2012)
  8. Chedburn, Medical 2.0 Released (25/02/15)
  9. Chedburn, Medical revamp 2021 (23/02/21)
  10. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Medical Items Exhibit (With citations) (30/05/23)
  11. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Medical Items Exhibit (With citations) (30/05/23)